The World Food Prize Foundation

SLU Youth Institute

What is the SLU Youth Institute?

The SLU Youth Institute is a life-changing experience hosted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the World Food Prize Foundation where high school students engage with local leaders and experts to solve critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Sweden, across Europe, and around the world.

Students research issues they care about and propose their ideas to solve these grand challenges.

Why participate?

Students who participate in the SLU Youth Institute earn recognition as a Borlaug Scholar, and qualify for further opportunities. 

At this exciting event, participating high school students have the opportunity to:

  • Present research and recommendations on ways to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with experts;

  • Connect with other student leaders to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships;

  • Explore the issues, current research, and opportunities to make a difference at SLU; and

  • Interact with global leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.

Papers will be evaluated by The World Food Prize Board of Reviewers. This distinguished group of educators and experts was established to mentor and personally encourage students. Reviewers write thoughtful, personalized feedback to each student who participates in the Youth Institute.

How to participate

To participate in the SLU Youth Institute, students research a global issue and write a paper (using the downloadable Global Challenge Paper Instructions on this page).

Registration and paper submission due online by: TBD

Note: Registration and paper submission forms are not open at this time. Please bookmark this page and check back at a later date!

There is no registration cost to participate in the Institute. 

For more information please contact the coordinators at:

Anna-Klara Lindeborg at +46-(0)18-671230

Kristina Karlsson Green at +46-(0)40-415302

Elisabeth Nyström at +46-(0)90-7868238


Further opportunities for participants:

The Global Youth Institute
The top students from each youth institute will be competitively selected as delegates to the Global Youth Institute, held every October in the United States of America. 

The Global Youth Institute is an exciting three-day program where young leaders interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and the more than 1,000 global leaders from 65 countries attending the World Food Prize's annual international symposium.






TBD - Ultuna Campus, Uppsala

TBD - Alnarp Campus, Skåne

TBD - Umeå Campus, Umeå


Registration Due:

Event Flyer 

Paper Instructions

 Paper Resources

Teacher Registration

Student Registration

Student Research Paper Submit

Sample Paper



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